A Word to Men Who Demean Their Wives

“Dear Pastor John, my husband and I have been married for nearly thirty years. He’s grown convinced that there is something wrong with me. I’m a Christian and have been since I was 10 years old. He is also convinced that God sees me as subservient to him, and in every way. Tonight, I askedContinue reading “A Word to Men Who Demean Their Wives”

When Loneliness Meets Isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a halt in many ways, including schools closing indefinitely, workplaces going to a remote model, and entertainment venues shuttering and church services postponed. For the most part, we all seem to agree this is the best form of responsible citizenship and ultimately attacking the virus—despite economic falloutContinue reading “When Loneliness Meets Isolation”

For All Angry Parents

It‘s embarrassing, shame-inducing, and stress-relieving, all at the same time. It’s rarely talked about or confessed in small groups; but it’s prevalent in almost every home: angry parents. You may have once fancied yourself a patient person—until you started having children. Whether the constant physical demands of little ones, the continual testing of the middleContinue reading “For All Angry Parents”

Life in Bethlehem during the coronavirus lockdown

Last Friday, Bethlehem Bible College’s spring semester came to a sudden stop as COVID-19 was discovered among tourists and the whole town was quarantined. Bethlehem is often described as peaceful in Christmas songs. It is again this week, but not for a good reason. Palestinian and Israeli officials agreed, the town should be quarantined. MercyContinue reading “Life in Bethlehem during the coronavirus lockdown”

Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

by J. Warner Wallace The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and it’s causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmsContinue reading “Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes”